Westerville police received four reports of vehicle break-ins less than a mile apart between Nov. 28 and 29.

Westerville police received four reports of vehicle break-ins less than a mile apart between Nov. 28 and 29.

One resident of the 1200 block of Three Forks Drive North may have captured a photo of the suspect, according to police reports. His home security camera shows a man wearing a heavy coat and hat walking up to his vehicle around 11:30 p.m. Nov. 28.

The man reportedly rummaged through the vehicle's contents and threw the resident's wallet on the ground before taking a broken cellphone from the vehicle's console.

Two vehicles were broken into in the 1100 block of Laurel Drive between 10 p.m. Nov. 28 and about noon Nov. 29.

In that case, more than $450 in gift cards and sunglasses were stolen from the vehicles, and a bicycle and chain saw were taken from a garage.

The resident suspected a repairman she had recently dealt with could be responsible, but police have yet to list any suspects, reports said.

Similar incidents occurred in the 1000 block of Denman Court and 600 block of Valley Wood Court during the same time frame. No items were reported stolen.

The cases are under investigation.

In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:

* Two Westerville residents reported having their Christmas lights vandalized.

One resident of the 1100 block of Hidden Cove Court noticed that five strands of lights had been cut while the family was out of town between the afternoons of Nov. 27 and 29.

According to reports, the woman told police she had seen similar reports on a neighborhood website.

Another resident, this time in the 300 block of Ashford Drive, reported having his lights cut four different times since Oct. 24.

The man noticed lights cut in his yard on four Saturday nights, with lights that are low to the ground affected each time.

He also reported hearing neighbors discuss similar incidents.

* A city employee found a large rock vandalized behind the service department building, 535 Park Meadow Road, the morning of Dec. 3.

The rock was spray painted with the phrase "what goes up must come down" in gold letters.